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Thanksgiving is a Contractual Paid Holiday

Date: November 14, 2017
Type: AFA Article

Our Contract stipulates that Flight Attendants receive additional pay for flight assignments on designated holidays. Flight Attendants based in the United States & GUM who fly on Thanksgiving Day will receive holiday pay as per section 2.Q and 4.I of our JCBA. 

Holiday Pay is calculated using a formula that takes into account the number of credited hours flown during the holiday pairing/ID, and how much time away from home the pairing/ID has. Premium pay is not used when determining holiday pay. A Flight Attendant’s hours away from home begins at the pairing/ID check-in time, and ends at the conclusion of the scheduled debriefing time, upon return to the home domicile.

Find more information, including examples of holiday pay calculations on our website @unitedafa.org.

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